Minting New Thoughts

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Consider a new metaphor when discussing positive thinking with your learners by having them "recycle" their negative, poison thoughts and "minting" them into positive ones using these dollar bill printables!

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Instructional Ideas

  • Begin the activity by modeling a few examples of negative thoughts minted into positive ones, particularly ones that your group of learners might encounter on a daily basis
  • Construct a list of strategies and questions that learners can utilize as they practice minting new thoughts (i.e. How can something I think is bad actually help me? Why might others see this as a good thing?)
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource is designed for learners on the autism spectrum, but can readily apply to many general classroom learning environments
Pros

  • Metaphor is easy to relate to and apply
  • Teaching instructions and background information found on first page
Cons

  • None